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Simple way for switching between articulations

+71 votes
asked Jul 14, 2017 in MIDI Editing by qwarybatrad (290 points)
edited Jul 14, 2017 by qwarybatrad

Hello, developer team!

I found a new way to switch articulations for those who work with orchestral libraries. Actually, this idea came to me from BRSO Articulate plugin. But it can be improved. 

So I designed this concept:

What do you think? Please, support this post if you're really interested in this feature! 

8 Answers

+5 votes
answered Jul 15, 2017 by Skip Jones (166,630 points)
selected May 22, 2018 by AlexTinsley
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+3 votes
answered Jul 17, 2017 by gottfriedbergmair (15,870 points)
I have voted up this idea. But one remark: For people like me with a red - green color weakness it's hard to see the difference between Staccato and Legato. The colors should be chosen carefully. But a really nice idea!
0 votes
answered Jul 17, 2017 by qwarybatrad (290 points)


Yeah, sure. You can assign whatever color you want. This colors just for example. Thank you for vote))

0 votes
answered Jul 29, 2018 by wayneroberts (490 points)

Super idea! Would love to see this implemented! Would also free up CCs, and is a novel *visual meta-language* for music expression and artics.

You could even add another dimension (such as shape) for even more combinations and permutations. E.g. triangle, circle, square, hexagon, etc

0 votes
answered Sep 26, 2019 by manuelsenfft (310 points)

I found out that this might even be a duplicate of this:

+1 vote
answered Jan 5, 2020 by sunlove (4,310 points)
1. Might be hard to distiguish between the different tints of greens and blues

2. Not enough distinguishable color variations for a greater number of articulations

3. Why not indicate the name of the articulation on the note instead of interpreting a color code corresponding to an articulation?
0 votes
answered Jul 27, 2020 by michaelcollins (1,520 points)
I would like to note that some libraries (the one I use for instance) have multiple keyswitches for articulations. In the east west symphonic library violin I there are several different legatos, a long and short marcato, martele, etc etc. So if I just hit "Legato" it's not going to handle it well.  The different legato keyswitches on that patch sound drastically different.

Now if you can assign 1 color per keyswitch, I like that.  You could assign the color through the Keyswitch Preset.   Then paint that in.
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answered May 7, 2021 by derylpresberry (1,390 points)
I love this idea! How about also color articulations with FX?